Society for Psychological Anthropology

Power and the Self

SPA Publication No. 13
edited by Jeanette Mageo
Cambridge University Press, 2001.
ISBN: 0521004608

This edited volume deals with an important but neglected topic–the ways in which power is experienced by individuals, as agents as well as objects of the exercise of power. Each contributor presents a series of case studies drawn from a variety of cultural contexts. These include a chapter on the treatment of patients in American nursing homes, the plight of immigrant Turkish women in the Netherlands, and one contribution that relates theories about the capacity to commit genocidal violence to “everyday forms of violence”.

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